Endometriosis And PCOS – Can You Have Both?

There is a lot about the human body that many people aren’t aware of and unless you’re medically trained, when trying for a baby you will probably have lots of questions. Whilst women are aware of the basics of their reproductive system, it isn’t common knowledge to know about conditions that may affect your chances of getting pregnant. Unfortunately, some women may even experience multiple different conditions that can have an affect on their fertility. 

To help anyone looking to find out more about two common conditions that you can potentially experience together, our team here at London IVF & Genetics Centre have answered the basic questions relating to endometriosis and PCOS. If you’re curious about these conditions and you’d like some answers that you can trust to be medically accurate then please keep reading today. 

What is endometriosis?

This is a relatively common condition that can affect women of any age. When you have endometriosis, tissue similar to the lining of your womb will start to grow in other places, such as your fallopian tubes or your ovaries. 

The symptoms of endometriosis can vary and some women might not even have any noticeable symptoms. This is, however, a long term condition that can have a significant impact on some women’s lives however, there are lots of treatments available that can help.

What is PCOS?

PCOS, otherwise known as Polycystic ovary syndrome, is another common condition but it affects how a woman’s ovaries work. There are multiple different features of PCOS and not everyone will experience all of them. 

Signs and symptoms of this condition usually become apparent in the late teens or early 20s and PCOS is also associated with an increased risk of developing health problems in later life. Again, there are treatments available to help with this condition though. 

Is it possible to have both of these conditions?

Many women are unaware that it is actually possible to have both endometriosis and PCOS at the same time. If you’re experiencing symptoms that don’t necessarily clearly fall under just one of these conditions then it is possible that you may have both conditions. Of course, a medical professional will need to confirm this and you shouldn’t attempt to self diagnose. 

Can you still get pregnant with both conditions?

Even if you find yourself in a situation where you have been diagnosed with both endometriosis and PCOS you shouldn’t give up hope on having a baby. It is actually even possible for you to still have a baby naturally too so don’t worry yourself in this regard. 

The best course of action would be to seek advice from a fertility specialist who will be able to discuss various fertility treatments with you. Depending on the severity of each condition, different treatment plans may be recommended and from ovulation induction through to IVF, there are lots of options to consider. 

Finding out more about endometriosis and PCOS 

Now that you know the very basics about these two reasonably common conditions, if you have any concerns at all and you’d like to speak to a professional about both endometriosis and PCOS in more detail, please contact our team at London IVF & Genetics Centre. Our team will be able to carry out a range of incredibly detailed tests which will assist with correctly diagnosing the issues you’re experiencing. 

Whether you have endometriosis and PCOS or just one of these conditions, once correctly diagnosed, our team will be able to recommend the most suitable fertility treatments. You can trust that they will clearly explain all of your options and ensure that you have all of the facts required to make the best possible decision in this regard. You can relax knowing that you are in the best possible hands with our team here at London IVF & Genetics Centre.